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Arts Policy

The purpose of the Arts Policy is to promote social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 through the facilitation, support, promotion, regulation, and in some cases, the direct provision of public arts within the Napier community. The policy is a consolidated document which reviews the arts and art deco heritage activities that Council is currently involved in, provides a decision making framework for Council, and seeks to provide a consistent and integrated approach to the delivery of Council services in areas of arts and art deco heritage.

Asset Management Policy 2023

The purpose of this policy is to define the 1. Principles, 2. Objectives, and 3. Responsibilities for implementing Asset Management across Council. Doing so recognises the value that good Asset Management practice provides as a critical planning, financial and risk management too

Capital Projects Cost Increases Policy
CCTV Policy

Napier City Council endeavours to provide a safe and secure environment to protect its staff, customers and the interests of our ratepayers. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras are installed and operated at a number of locations.

Complaints Policy
Council Organisation Appointments and Remuneration Policy
Dangerous Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy

This policy is to meet the requirements of sections 131, 132 and 132A of the Building Act 2004 (the Act) for territorial authorities to adopt a policy on dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings. This is a review of existing policy under Schedule 1AA of the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016.

Disposal of Surplus Assets Policy
Dog Control Policy

This policy provides clear guidance to the public and Council staff involved in the administration of the Dog Control Act 1996. It sets out a variety of mechanisms that will be used in the day to day activity of dog control in Napier City.

Easter Sunday Trading Policy

This policy applies to the whole of the Napier District. This policy does not apply to the sale and supply of alcohol which is regulated under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Elected Members Allowance and Expenses Policy

This policy provides guidelines for all members when claiming allowances and expenses and identifies the resources that are available to members during their term of office.

Election Hoarding Policy

To provide information on the rules and guidelines regarding temporary signage for local government elections (often referred to as hoardings), how to lodge a query or complaint regarding a hoarding, and the process that will be followed should a query or complaint be received.

Emblems and Ensign Policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline the history and appropriate usage of the Napier City Coat of Arms, the Napier City Council logo and Office of the Mayor logo. This policy also provides information on the Napier City flag (coat of arms), the Napier City flag (heraldic), the Napier City Council branding flag, and guidelines for display and use of these flags, as well as the New Zealand ensign.

Financial Contributions Policy

Population and business growth create the need for new subdivisions and developments, and these place increasing demands on the assets and services provided by Council. As a result, significant investment in new or upgraded assets and services is required to mitigate the environmental effects and meet the demands of growth. In this policy, this investment is termed the cost of growth. Under Section 106 of the Local Government Act, Napier City Council can require development or financial contributions from developers to help fund the cost of new or expanded infrastructure and services that are required to meet the additional demand created by growth, and/or to avoid, remedy, or mitigate any adverse effects resulting from land development and subdivision. Council intends to achieve this in the short term by using Financial Contributions under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA91). This approach covers all types of development (residential and non-residential) and is a city-wide approach for development anywhere in Napier City.

Fire Hydrant Use Policy

Under the above legislation, Napier City Council has a duty to protect and manage risks to the potable water it supplies to residents and customers. The use of fire hydrants connected to the water supply system can pose a risk to the quality and quantity of water supplied to residents and customers. This policy outlines the measures taken to manage: • the risk of contamination (quality) to Napier City’s potable water supply from those using fire hydrants. • the quantity of water taken from fire hydrant in order to reduce or eliminate pressure variations in the wider water system • risk and damage to the water supply system.

Footpath Management Policy

The primary purpose of footpaths is pedestrian movement which is referred to in this document as "pedestrian-priority". Footpaths can be used for a variety of other activities such as outdoor cafe seating, signs, retail displays and street performances. These activities contribute to the character and vibrancy of our public spaces, but they can also be in conflict with the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians. The Footpath Management Policy provides rules for activities which may be licensed on all Napier's footpaths and it reinforces the pedestrian-priority principle.

Application for the Tables & Chairs Licence

Gambling Venues Policy

The purpose of this policy is to: • Address the cumulative effects that additional opportunities for gambling in the district could present our community • To curb the growth of gambling in the district • To minimise the harm to the community caused by gambling • Control the LOCATION of class 4 gambling and TAB board venues.

Graffiti Removal Policy

Graffiti has been a topic of discussions in the city for a number of years. Methods of response and removing graffiti have evolved over time. It is considered that a policy and methods should now be confirmed.

Inner Harbour Charges Policy

Inner harbour fees and charges.

Investment Policy

The Investment Policy is adopted under Section 102(1) of the Local Government Act 2002 and must state the local authority’s policies in respect of investments.

Investment Property Portfolio Policy 2018

The purpose of this policy is to outline the terms and conditions on which Council may sell non-strategic land included in the Napier City Council's Investment Property Portfolio. The policy also provides guidance relating to the investment of the proceeds of sale.

Liability Management Policy

This policy is provided in accordance with Section 102 (1) of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA).

Libraries Memberships Policy

To define what library membership is, who is entitled to the membership and what the conditions of membership are. The policy should reflect the five objectives of the library strategy; Space for All, Enabling Access, Knowledge Advocacy, Community Collaborator and Sustainable futures.

Local Alcohol Policy 2019

NCC and HDC Joint Local Alcohol Policy LAP 2019

Location of Approved Psychoactive Products Sales Points Policy

Objectives of the Policy: To minimise the potential for adverse effects from the sale of approved psychoactive products in residential, tourism and industrial areas. To minimise the potential for harm to sensitive communities (such as places of worship, family focussed and child focussed areas) from the sale of psychoactive products.

Napier War Memorial Centre Policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline how the Napier War Memorial Centre, the memorial elements and its immediate curtilage will be used and managed in order for its heritage and memorial values to be retained and respected now and for future generations. The policy seeks to facilitate the maximum use of the Napier War Memorial Centre in its entirety for the benefit of the Napier community including community events, functions, weddings, conferences, meetings and commemorative ceremonies.

Procurement Policy

The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework within which a consistent procurement practice is applied across all Council procurement activities ensuring alignment with the Council’s long term plan, strategic priorities and community outcomes.

Provisional Local Alcohol Policy for Hastings District and Napier City Councils
Public Petitions and Displays Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for staff on public petitions and displays in the Napier libraries.

Rates Policy

To assist Council in setting rates as specified within the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) and the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 (LGRA). This Policy is to be read in conjunction with the Revenue and Financing Policy, Rates Remission and Postponement Policy and Funding Impact Statement.

Rates Postponement Policy

This policy describes the criteria for the postponement of rates regarding farmland, the elderly and special circumstances.

Rates Remission and Postponement for Maori Freehold Land Policy

Policy on Rates Postponement for Maori Freehold Land

Rates Remission Policy

To enable Council to remit all or part of the rates on a rating unit under Section 85 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 where a Rates Remission Policy has been adopted and the conditions and criteria in the policy are met.

Remuneration Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide principles to guide the remuneration of NCC employees.

Revenue and Financing Policy

The Revenue and Financing Policy sets out how the Council funds each activity it is involved in.

Risk Management Policy

This policy provides a conceptual framework based on the AS/NZS ISO 31000 Framework for risk management. A separate Risk Management Strategy sets out Napier City Council’s approach to maturing risk capability, while this document outlines the framework for risk management on an ongoing basis.

Sewer Connection Policy WEB

Sewer connections provide residential dwellings and commercial industry businesses with a connection to the public sewer rectification for a disposal system.

Shade Policy

The purpose of this Shade Policy is to reduce the impacts of sun exposure and support Napier City Council's outcomes to provide infrastructure and services to support good health and wellbeing; and safe and accessible recreational facilities.

Significance and Engagement Policy

Napier City Council has developed this policy to enable Council and our communities to identify the degree of significance attached to particular issues, proposals, assets, decisions and activities. Provide clarity about how and when communities can expect to be engaged in decisions made by Council. Inform Council from the beginning of a decision-making process about the extent, form and type of engagement required.

Smokefree Policy

Hastings District and Napier City Councils Smokefree Policy focuses on where people are requested not to smoke. Whether people choose to become smokefree is outside the scope of this policy.

Street Stalls Policy
Te Kaupapahere mō Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga

Ko te koronga o tēnei kaupapahere, he tohu, he ārahi hoki i ngā mahi a Te Kaunihera o Ahuriri i te wāhi ki te pāhekotanga, te tiakitanga, te whakamahinga me te kitea o te reo Māori i ngā mahi a te Kaunihera.

Te Kaupapahere mō Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga Mahere Mahi

This action plan provides the focus areas for the implementation of the Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga Policy.

Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga Policy

The purpose of this policy is to direct and guide the actions of Napier City Council in relation to the integration, protection, use, and recognition of Te Reo Māori in Council business.

Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga Policy Action Plan

This action plan provides the focus areas for the implementation of the Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga Policy.


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